How To Wear Leather In Summer

Practical, tough and undeniably cool, leather is our go-to for transforming any outfit. It may not be heavy biker weather right now, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t make the most of the always-cool material; from miniskirts to shorts, here’s how to incorporate leather into your summer wardrobe. Hint: sticking to an all-monochrome look is key...

Pinafore Dress

Maje’s leather tunic dress has been the object of team SL’s affections ever since it dropped last week. Another hero come autumn with knits and thick tights, there’s no reason not to layer the piece over white tees now for a tough-meets-twee edit.


It doesn’t get much cooler than a pair of itsy-bitsy leather shorts – just make sure you opt for high-waisted, bloomer-inspired fits to steer clear of any skin-tight disasters. Pair with casual separates, like sporty tees and comfy slides, to avoid an overly done-up look.


A leather mini is a year-round must – just add chunky knits and tights come winter. The grown-up, slick alternative to denim midis for summer, capitalise on its night time appeal by adding killer heels for a leg-baring look that works.


We haven’t exactly needed those extra layers so far this summer, but when temperatures do drop ever so slightly, a leather biker is the easiest way to cover up on those cooler evenings. Throw on over white lace dresses for balance, adding ankle boots and a fedora for a street style-worthy look.

Statement Boots

If you’re not sold on leather apparel, you can still benefit from the look’s tough credentials via statement ankle boots. Team studded styles with everything from T-shirt dresses to denim for an injection of cool.

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